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The Butte daily bulletin. [volume] (Butte, Mont.) 1918-1921, July 25, 1919, Image 1

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.e Preach the Class Struggle in the Interests f the Workers as a
TELEPHONES EIGA 0 ElT
Business OffBce.. . 23..52 OOd*7PII
Editorial Rooms............_ L 29
\OL. I.--NO. 283. _p2_ __.___ _tIf° 4U1'I 1'9CE .FIVE. (I... S
TESTIMONY SHOWS PROFITEERIH
Foodstuffs Are Sent to Dump Rather Than Reduce the High Pric
EAMONN DE VALERA DUE TO ARRIVE AT 5:25 P. M.
MRS. RENA MOONEY
ARRIVES IN THE CITY
i.rs. iena \1louney, wif'e of' 'Iun Mo\uoney, he victim ou' (lie
San lrancisco chamber of commnierce, larived ijl Butte this
mor01ing1 . Mrs. Mooney will tppear before thoe various. labor
bodies while in Butte and several
mass meetings are also being ar
ranged.
Supreme in the belief that justice
will triumph in the end and that her
husband, Thomas Mooney, who now
is serving a life sentence as the re
sult of a palpable frameup, will be
freed and his name cleared of the
stigma of murder, Mrs. Rena Mooney
arrived in Butte today. She will re
main in Butte for several days and
on Sunday will address a monster
open-air mass meeting here.
In her room in a local hotel this
afternoon Mrs. Mooney met the rep
resentatives of some of the local
papers and during the course of her
interview, gave a clear and convinc
ing statement of the events leading
u .,.d since the arrest of herself,
her husband and others on the
charge of having exploded a bomb
during the Preparedness day parade
in San Francisco.
Showing but little the strain
under which she has labored for so
long a period, Mrs. Mooney declared
in response to a question that the
reason she has been able to maintaiun
her health and strength despite her
trials, was because of her faith that
her husband's innocence would
eventually be established.
Since her release under bonds
after spending a total of 22 months
in prison, under indictment for mur
der in connection with the same
outrage for which her husband was
convicted, Mrs. Mooney has traveled
more than 15,000 miles and ad
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NOTICE POSTED
PUTTING NEW
WAGE INTO
EFFECT
Metal Trades Not Included
in List, They Having Re
jected Company Offer by
a Vote of 1,006 to 478.
The Anaconda Copper Mining com
pany yesterday posted notices put
ting the dollar-a-day restoration into
effect for all mine employes except
those connected with the Metal
Trades, which voted to reject the
proffered restoration by a vote of
1,006 to 478. Similar notices were
posted at other mines last night and
today.
According to the notices the men
who are eligible under the order to
the extra dollar a day, will be paid
dating from July 1. The company's
notice follows:
THE NOTICE.
"All employes of the Anaconda
Copper Mining company at the mine
an.dplants at Butte, who are in the
employ of thb company on this date,
July 24, wlilh occupations appear
below, will receive the new wage
scale as set opposite the various oc
cupations from July 1, 1919, until
further notice:"
New Schedule.
Boiler cleaners .....................$ 6.00
Boiler clearer helpers .......... 5.50
Cable repairers .................... 6.00
Cable repairer boss ............. 6.50
Carpenters .......................... 6.50
Carpenter boss ................. 7.00
Sawyers ............................... 6.00
Sawyer helpers ...................... 5.50
Compressor Men ................. 6.50
Diamond drill runners ........ 6.25
Diamond drill runners' help
pers ................ .................... 5.75
Engineers, first motion ........ 7.00
Engineers, geared ............. 6.50
Firemen .............. ........... 6.00
Ash wheelers ....................... 5.50
(Continued on Page Three.)
ALLIES TO BEGIN
OFFENSIVE
AGAINST
REDS
Will Co-operate With White
Army Against Bolsheviks
Who Are Still Attacking
the Rumanians.
(Special United Press Wire.)
Vienna, July 25.-The start of the
allied offensive against the Hino
garian red army seems imminent.
Several allied officers are inspecting
the Hungarian white army at Syege
din and planning co-operation. Ad
miral Hortly White, commander, re
ceived the entente officers, who
later went to the front in the region
of Tisza river where the reds are
now attacking the Rumanians.
The red army consists of eight
divisions, totalling 60,000 in the
front line and 100,000 reserve
troops, also a thousand cavalrymen.
Their materials include 300 guns,
500 machine guns, 23 airplanes and
six monitors.
'CRAZED MOTHER SHOOTS
DAUGHTER AND H[RSELF
(Special United Press. Wire.)
Hollister, Cal., July 25.-Mrs. J.
DI.. Berwick, who apparently went
suddenly crazy, blew out-the brains
of her 9-year-old daughter, Jessie,
and then shot herself dead. Ber
wick is manager of a big lumber
company here.
DONATIONS SLOW UP
Progress of Bulletin's Five Thousand Dollar Drive
Sunday's Collection at Ball Park . . . . $ 917.62
Monday's Donation at Office . . . . .$ 175.00
Tuesday's Donations at Office . . . . $ 87.50
Wednesday, in Butte . . . . . . . $ 183.50
Wednesday, Outside Butte . . $ 163.00
Thursday, in' Butte . . . . . . $ 52.75
Thursday, Outside Butte . . . . . . $ 5.00
Balance to be Raised by Donation to
Continue Publication After July 30 . . $3,415.63
Total . . . . $5,000.00
Butte Prepared to Outdo
Itself in Honoring First
President of Irish Republic
l"'ali'jIi I)c D ialera'a. Iiruvisiuiitl president ol the r'elpubli( o' Ilelanid. w\ill arrive in Butie
this al'terlnoui at 5:25 o'lcl'k, over the Orego. Short Line r'om Salt Lake. lutah, w\here yes
terday he \\was the guest of lhe citizenis of that city andt tihe stlae ol'tficials of Utah. I'lalboate
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foli the l'ec'c ltiilii I0f' lit, diis
tiiuigished Irish rcv.luiitionist
in Butte and from all indications the
welcome to be accorded him will far
exceed that accorded any other
notable character who has ever vis
ited Butte.
From the Oregon Short Line de
pot, where Mr. I)e Valera and the
members of his party will be met by
a special reception committee of 300.
the party will proceed to the court
house where a public reception at
which school children are invited to
meet Mr. De Valera. Thousandke of
marchers are expected to be in line,
including a. large detachment of re
turned soldiers, sailors and marines
in uniform, delegations from various
Irish societies, prominent among
which will be the Pearse-Connolly
club with its drum corps, and dele
gates from various fraternal, labor
and industrial organizations. Mayor
Stodden and the entire membership
of the city council will be among
those who will welcome the revolu
tionist at the depot and participate
in the parade.
Judge Jeremiah J. Lynch, chair
man of the committee on arrange
ments, left this afternoon for Melrose
for the purpose of boarding the Irish
president's special car there to for
mally welcome him to Butte.
After the reception at the court
house President De Valera and party
will be guests of local Irishmen at
dinner and at 7 o'clock a procession
will be formed to escort De Valera
from the Finlen hotel to Hebgen ball
park on East Second avenue where
the city's distinguished guest will de
liver an address on the Irish ques
tion.
Tomorrow morn;ng at 10:30
o'clock Mr. De Valera and party will
be honor guests at a breakfast at the
Silver Bow club. From then on dur
ing the remainder of his stay in the
city the arrangements will be made
to conform to the wishes of Do
Valera himself.
THE WEATHER.
Butte, fair and warmer.
Life Story of the Man Who Rose From
the Masses to President of a Republic
HIGH LIGHTS IN CAREER
OF EAMONN DE
VELERA
S T'llirly-..ven ",ea'ai old.
IiBorn inl N'ew York, 1882, of an
Irish mother and a. Spanish father.
Taken to Irelanld by his mother
when two and one-half, years old,
following death of father.
' teanIed in County IAmerick, Ire
land.
Ie('melll obscurte professor of nmath
elniatics at Maynooth college.
S 'ive years ago iuknll own to m)1(sses5
g of people in Ireland and never heard
of by Irish in other countries.
e Partici('ted in organization of
Irish Volunteers in Dublin, and dur
iing East.er week, 1910, colmmandled
.- rt of revolutionary troops and suc
e cdedtl iin defeatinag overwhehllming
l lultbers of Sherwood foresters and
capturing numerous British officers
anlid men.
Slu'rcndr'ed at command of his
y chief, Padric Pealrse; wis tried by
t courtlnartina and ordered shot for
n treason.
a Because of Iprotest of American
LI senators and colngressmenl, sentence
a communted to penal servitude for life,
Stthus becoming only one of band of
heroic Irish revolutionary leaders in
Easter week uprising who escaped
0 execution.
II Organized rebellion in Dartmoor
e prison, and lat.c' at Lewes prison.
Transferred to F".ntonville prison
e where he was given freedoimi, as were
e all other Irish Volhunteers, after
e pressure of public opinion had caused
British home rule office to act.
Elected as republican mlemllber
parliainuent by overwhelminlg muajor
i(ty over reactionary opponent in lat
tor's stronlglhold.
Selected provisional president of
the repub:ic of Ireland.
From an obscure professor of
mathematics at. Maynooth college,
utterly unknown to the masses of the
Irish people at home and equally un
known to the exiles of the race in
other countries, to provisional presi
dent of the republic of Irelan., whose
name is a household word wherever
civilization has reaclh t is, g4e astete
oric rise which hit' iti ,irf the last
five years of the life of Eamnon'nDe
Valera, who today is 'the guest of
.Butte and the citizenry of the inter
mountain region.
President De Valera's life story
reads like a romance and today, al
though his name is on everyone's
lips; although he is hunted and pro
scribed by the British authorities,
and although his name and the cause
he represents were thorns in the side
of the diplomats at the Paris peace
conference, but little of his life story
is known to the public generally.
Born in New York.
Strange to the minds of the masses
who greet him today will be the news
that De Valera was horn in the Unit
ed States and is not, as generally
supposed, a native-born Irishman.
The president of the Irish republic
is neither a native-born Irishman,
nor is he of pure Irish stock, for he
was born in New York of an Irish
mother and a Spanish father. And
what is more, he is a young man as
ages go among the priminent figures
in world history, for I)e Valera is but
37 years of age, having first seen
the light in New York in 1882.
When but a child of two and a half
years, he was taken to Ireland by his
mother, following the death of his
father. Of course, Mr. De Valera re
tained but the vaguest recollections
of his journey across the ocean and
his arrival in Ireland, if he has any at
all. However, the widowed mother,
with her fatherless child, made her
home in Bruree, County Clare, the
ancestral hiome of her people. It was
in this little town that he was reared
(Continued on Page Two.)
BUTTE MERCHANT ASSERTS
WHOLESALERS DISCRIMINATE
AGAINST SMALL GROCERS
IN ESTIlIATIO NS
BEHIND CLOSED
DOORS
Public Will Not Be Admit
ted During Sessions Now
Being Held-in Jackson's
Private Office
The state commission of trade and
efficiency, consisting of Frank Eliel
of Dillon, who is chairman, N. T.
Lease of Great Falls, and W. 0.
Fiske of Hamilton, arrived in Butte
Wednesday evening, and yesterday
held preliminary meetings in the pri
vate office of County Attorney Jos
eph Jackson on the courthouse.
Plans for conducting the investi
gation into the causes of the high
cost of living were considered and
adopted. It was decided to hold
closed sessions, presumably because
profiteers are bashful folk and might
shrink from admitting the truth be
fore the accusing eyes of an audi
ence. Whether secrecy will be con
tinued throughout the entire hearing
has not been decided.
County Attorney Jackson is pres
ent and is aiding the commission in
every way possible. His power in
eliciting evidence from reluctant wit
neoses will be at the disposal of the
board throughout the hearing-even
at the cost of temporarily setting
aside less important duties. The
members of the commission, how
ever, are not relying entirely upon
AMr. Jackson. They are some little
probers themselves. And have had
some little practice since they were
appointed to their high office by
Governor Stewart last February.
The Butte inquiry is merely a part
of an investigation that is covering
all sections of the state. The com
mission already has conducted in
quirles in several Montana cities. It
spent a week at Billings last April
and almost a week at Miles City. It
(Continued on Page Six.)
FORCED TO PAY
MORE FOR ;
GOODS
George A. Ames Refused to
"Get in the Ring" and
Submit to Dictation of the
Profiteers: .:
That Butte wholesale houses dis
criminated against him because h'le
would not "get in the ring" 'and sub.
mit to dictation in the matter of
fixing his retail prices, was stated
yesterday afternoon before the state
efficiency and trade commission by
George A. Ames, who conducts -a
grocery store at 316 /~ North Main
street. Mr. Ames said that when he
started in business a salesman of the
Butte Wholesale company called
upon him and told him if he did not
"get in the ring and submit to dic
tation he would not prosper."
Shows Salesman Door.
Mr. Ames said that upon that oc
casion he indignantly showed the
Butte wholesale man the door and
asked him not to return. But Mr.
Ames' experience since- has con
Continued on Page Three 1
IMPROVEMENT IS
BEING FORCED
UPON T AX-,
PAYERS
Attorney E. B. Howells in
Behalf of Meyer' Gens
berger Asks' hat 4ction
Be Held Up.
The kingliness of Cooney has once
more been getting the coUpty.0 .O
missioners in bad. That.thk ltttie
monarch of the courthouse'iis ..h c
arbitrary, high-handed, cQercion, to
force a special imiurovem.ien district
upon unwilling taxpayers is'.te tst
of a complaint tied. in.tle district
court yesterday by~ AttorhBy ýE.'B.
Howells in behalf of ":Meyer Gtens
berger.
An injunction is asked by the com
plainant against further ac.'.by
the county toward i.pttilg- il., t
sanitary sewers which 'cO.ititut *
improvement contemplate":4.,,''
project was to , cost groo* at# t
$14,050. The district wast t'bie d
a vote of the commissiot ersa.o J
19. Advertising for bids "w4¢ uj ut
to proceed. "
But now comes in this Meyer Genz
berger to make the commis!lio*.i a
heap of trouble and .er ,', U
put a stop to the benevo|en, tle
scheme of modernizing th,,
400 reluctant fre.holders-..dlater
Isending them the bill.
Mr. Genzberger allege, t ~. .
cording to chapter 15
of the Fifteeith" legi
bly, as amended by .ch r
laws of the Sixteent. t1g
sembly, the county co
have no authority to org5
cial improvement distri4t`ýe
a petition, requesting i to
i has been presented to th
by 60 per cent of the
within the limits of th pr
trict. And Mr.'Gens.er
alleges that within:l .l4t 7ý
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